We here at Autumn
Shades Standard Poodles wanted a hunting dog, but yet wanted a family member who did not shed. After
having a standard poodle named Kadin, and saw his love of the water we decided to check into finding a breeder who
had poodles with hunting backgrounds. The poodle was orginally bred and used for retrieving in Germany. The
name poodle comes from the German word Pudel, which is short for Pudelhund, which means "splashing dog". This reflects the
breed's use as a water dog.
Many people who contact me only think I breed "hunting Poodles" there really is no such thing as hunting
poodles. There are however poodles that hunt but it is up to the new owner to train that poodle.
What we look for in our puppies is the love to retrieve, puppies that love water, and puppies
that want to work and be with you.
Our goal at Autumn Shades Standard Poodles is
to produce sound temperament, genetically healthy, well comformed puppies with the drive to be great working dogs as
well as wonderful family companions. Our puppies are evaluated by a veterinarian at 6 and 8 weeks of age for health
and at 7 weeks of age for temperament by a trainer/behaviorist.